Drug Profile


Alternative Names: 22-oxacalcitriol; OCT; Oxarol

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Chugai Pharmaceutical
  • Developer Chugai Pharmaceutical; Maruho
  • Class Antipsoriatics; Calcium regulators; Dihydroxycholecalciferols
  • Mechanism of Action Vitamin D3 stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Ichthyosis; Palmoplantar keratoderma; Palmoplantar pustulosis; Psoriasis; Secondary hyperparathyroidism

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Dec 2016 Chugai Pharmaceutical completes a phase I trial in Secondary hyperparathyroidism (In volunteers) in Japan and Taiwan (JapicCTI153094)
  • 04 Nov 2009 Schering-Plough has been acquired and merged into Merck & Co
  • 25 Nov 2008 Registered for Palmoplantar pustulosis in Japan (Topical, Lotion)
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